Winds of Change might tell you more than you ever thought you’d want to know about generating electricity with wind power. This documentary is straightforward with more facts than drama. It’s pretty dry, even when the wind generators are situated in the ocean.

The movie is presented in four segments by IEEE TV, that’s the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. If you want to sound like you’re in the know, say “I-triple E” when you’re talking about the group.

There is some politics involved between traditional energy producers and the newcomers with their wind-driven generators. Government support in Denmark and Germany have given wind power industries in those countries a leg up, or a turbine up, or whatever. No wonder that Denmark generates over 20% of its electricity from wind, and is the premier manufacturer of wind equipment in the world.

Governments have traditionally paved the way for energy-related industries. Why not do the same thing for wind that has been done for coal and nuclear?

Subsidies or not, you’ve got to admit that wind has a nearly zero impact on the environment, compared to nuclear and coal. No carbon, no pollution in general, except some noise that may annoy nearby residents. The appearance of fields full of huge windmills is undesirable to some folks, too. But that’s a small price to pay compared to nuclear meltdown or the pollution created by burning coal.

For me, it looks like wind is one of the best alternatives we’ve got for generating electricity without harming the environment.

The introduction is above. The rest of the movie follows below.